Kelowna skydiver in­jured

The Daily Courier - - CITY -

An ex­pe­ri­enced skydiver from Kelowna has landed in hospi­tal af­ter he crashed dur­ing a jump in Salmon Arm.

Rick Scott, with Sky­dive Salmon Arm, says the man was in­jured Sun­day when his main parachute failed, leav­ing only a re­serve chute to slow his de­scent.

The man suf­fered a bro­ken pelvis in the crash and was taken to hospi­tal by he­li­copter.

Salmon Arm RCMP say in a news re­lease that the in­jured man is a 39-year-old Kelowna res­i­dent.

Scott says the man had hun­dreds of pre­vi­ous jumps to his credit, and the ac­ci­dent is the sec­ond dur­ing Sky­dive Salmon Arm’s six years in busi­ness.

The com­pany closed fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent Sun­day but re­opened Mon­day.

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